Search Results: "Sean Pidgeon"


BOOK REVIEW

FINDING CAMLANN by Sean Pidgeon
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"A disappointing example of how thorough research can hobble a novel."
Two middle-aged researchers discover romance as they strive to uncover the truth about Arthurian legend in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >

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A WOODPECKER'S TALE by Sean Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On his first solo expedition to find food, a woodpecker named Pierce figures out how to evict a skunk from a log full of juicy bugs. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An uneven but very workable guide. (resources, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
A tutorial lesson book on programming in Scratch, along with a Web-design primer. Read full book review >

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WISE YOUNG FOOL by Sean Beaudoin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Hit-and-miss humor, but worth a read for budding rock stars. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Smart-mouthed rock guitarist Ritchie Sudden forms a band and spends time in a juvenile-detention facility. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WASTE OF GOOD PAPER by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A moving story about hurt children, brave teachers and the poetry within. (author's note) (Fiction. 11-16)"
Through the journal he keeps, Jason Dooley offers readers a window into his life at Heronford, a British school for kids with behavioral and emotional difficulties. Read full book review >

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THE MIOCENE ARROW by Sean McMullen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Overlong, overinvolved, and disappointing."
Sequel to McMullen's impressive far-future yarn, Souls in the Great Machine (1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2009

"Probing analysis and jocular wit, but with observations that may be too familiar."
The commonplace world of Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye is put under the looking glass in this page-by-page interpretive guide by McDaniel (Collected Essays: 1972-2008, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICAGO BOUND by Sean Vogel
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"A rollicking, fun mystery with a young, charismatic hero."
Fifteen-year-old Jake McGreevy stumbles into an art-world mystery in Vogel's (Celtic Run, 2012) middle-grade novel, the second featuring teen gadget buff Jake McGreevy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RESURRECTION MAN by Sean Stewart
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1995

"Volatile and sometimes overwrought, but nonetheless absorbing and distinctive."
A peculiar yet fairly persuasive fantasy from the Canadian author of Passion Play (a 1993 paperback) whose premise is that magic started to seep back into the world after WW II. Read full book review >

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VOIDFARER by Sean McMullen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A vibrant, thoughtful, spectacular adventure-drama that sags only a trifle towards the end. McMullen borrows freely, but weaves his own magical comedy of horrors. The result: a blast."
Imagine Alexandre Dumas's account of H.G. Wells's Martians invading Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Though the book is mostly of specialist interest, it is vigorous and accessible and helps explain some of what's going on in today's headlines."
Thought-provoking historical study of the closing years of the Ottoman Empire and the concurrent rise of the modern Middle East. Read full book review >